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y separately published work icon This Old Man Comes Rolling Home single work   drama   - Three acts
  • Author:agent Dorothy Hewett http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/hewett-dorothy
Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 This Old Man Comes Rolling Home
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

 'A play centred on family life in working-class Redfern in the 1950s which captures the colour, spirit and political character of the inner-city suburb. Hewett who lived in Redfern during the Cold War, wrote that her aim was 'to write of a self-contained world ... with its own language, its own folklore, its own values, it’s own ethos, to write of it with both realism and poetry.'

Source: Australian Plays (https://australianplays.org/script/CP-1289/). (Sighted: 22/02/2018)

Exhibitions

Production Details

  • First produced by the University Dramatic Society at the New Fortune Theatre, University of WA, Perth, 11 January 1967.

    Director: Frank Baden-Powell.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1967
Notes:
Other manuscript holdings are SFU - Flinders University of South Australia and WLB - Library and Information Service of Western Australia.
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Currency Press ; Methuen ,
      1976 .
      Extent: 106p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: To Teddy Watts and Snowy Burns of old Redfern
      • Contains Notes and Glossary
      • Introduced by Jack Beasley with a note by Merv Lilley.
      ISBN: 0869370499
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Plays : Volume I Dorothy Hewett , Sydney : Currency Press , 1992 Z843519 1992 selected work drama Sydney : Currency Press , 1992 pg. 1-73
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Plays of the 60s : Volume 2 Katharine Brisbane (editor), Sydney : Currency Press , 1998 Z184660 1998 anthology drama (taught in 2 units) Sydney : Currency Press , 1998 pg. 167-237
      .
      Alternative title: This Old Man Comes Rolling Home : A Play in Three Acts
      Extent: 93 leavesp.
      Description: Typescript (duplicated).
      Note/s:
      • Accompanied by re-write (1 leaf) of 11. 92 and 93.

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
      Local Id: H0790

Works about this Work

The Empty Room Dorothy Hewett , 2015 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Westerly , vol. 60 no. 1 2015; (p. 10-13)
Aussie Words : Bludger Fred Ludowyk , 2001 single work column
— Appears in: Ozwords , December vol. 8 no. 2 2001; (p. 7)
Seeking Woman : Dorothy Hewett's Shifting Genres Susan Lever , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Dorothy Hewett : Selected Critical Essays 1995; (p. 147-162)
y separately published work icon Dorothy Hewett : The Feminine as Subversion Margaret Williams , Paddington : Currency Press , 1992 Z339385 1992 single work criticism
Warm Tribute to the Working Class Leonard Radic , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 August 1990; (p. 14)

— Review of This Old Man Comes Rolling Home Dorothy Hewett , 1967 single work drama
Plays of Hewett and Sherman Helen Van der Poorten , 1976 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , October-November vol. 1 no. 3 1976; (p. 56)

— Review of Melba Paul Sherman , 1974 single work drama ; This Old Man Comes Rolling Home Dorothy Hewett , 1967 single work drama ; Bon-Bons and Roses for Dolly Dorothy Hewett , 1972 single work musical theatre
Stale Nostalgia Denis O'Brien , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 30 March vol. 90 no. 4595 1968; (p. 64)

— Review of This Old Man Comes Rolling Home Dorothy Hewett , 1967 single work drama
Untitled David Rowbotham , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 August 1982; (p. 2)

— Review of This Old Man Comes Rolling Home Dorothy Hewett , 1967 single work drama
Re-Visiting Redfern's Reds David Bernstein , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 7 September vol. 56 no. 48 1990; (p. 33)

— Review of This Old Man Comes Rolling Home Dorothy Hewett , 1967 single work drama
Warm Tribute to the Working Class Leonard Radic , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 August 1990; (p. 14)

— Review of This Old Man Comes Rolling Home Dorothy Hewett , 1967 single work drama
Dorothy Hewett Jennifer Palmer (interviewer), 1979 single work interview
— Appears in: Contemporary Australian Playwrights 1979; (p. 84-100)
Drama Terry Sturm , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford History of Australian Literature 1981; (p. 175-267)
Playwright Worked in a Factory Pat Parker , 1968 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Australian Women's Weekly , 14 February 1968;
An Early Look at Redfern Lee Patterson , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 17 March 1968; (p. 59)
Seeking Woman : Dorothy Hewett's Shifting Genres Susan Lever , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Dorothy Hewett : Selected Critical Essays 1995; (p. 147-162)
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